Horror of the Wolf (1973)

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Horror of the Wolf
The Japanese poster for Horror of the Wolf
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Crest of the Wolf (1973)
See alternate titles
Directed by Masashi Matsumoto
Producer(s) Osamu Tanaka
Written by Fumio Ishimori, Jun Fukuda,
Masashi Matsumoto, Kazumasa Hirai (manga)[1]
Music by Riichiro Manabe
Production company Toho Pictures, Toho Eizo[2]
Distributor Toho
Rating Not Rated
Running time 83 minutes
(1 hour, 23 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Horror of the Wolf (狼の紋章,   Ōkami no Monshō, lit. Crest of the Wolf) is a 1973 tokusatsu horror film co-produced by Toho Pictures and Toho Eizo.[2] The film is an adaptation of the manga Wolf Guy written by Kazumasa Hirai and illustrated by Hisashi Sakaguchi. Toho released it to Japanese theaters on September 1, 1973, as a double feature with The Petrified Forest.[2]

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Horror of the Wolf/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Masashi Matsumoto
  • Written by   Fumio Ishimori, Jun Fukuda, Masashi Matsumoto
  • Based on the Wolf Guy manga by   Kazumasa Hirai[1]
  • Executive producer   Osamu Tanaka
  • Music by   Riichiro Manabe
  • Theme songs "Horror of the Wolf" and "The Wolf's Parade" performed by   Jiro Sugita
    • Lyrics by   Norio Furumata, Fumiko Okada, Masashi Matsumoto
    • Composed by   Riichiro Manabe
  • Cinematography by   Shoji Ueda
  • Edited by   Isao Takeda
  • Production design by   Kazuo Takenaka
  • 1st assistant director   Masahiro Nara

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Taro Shigaki   as   Akira Inugami, Wolf Guy
  • Yoshi Shinshiki   as   Akira Inugami (child)
  • Yoko Ichiji (as Shoko Aki)   as   Akiko Aoshika
  • Noriko Kimura   as   Michiko Honda
  • Yusaku Matsuda   as   Haguro
  • Toshitaka Ito   as   Rikiya Kuroda
  • Toshio Kurosawa   as   Shinmei
  • Sayoko Kato   as   Ryuko Konuma
  • Masanobu Sawai   as   Oga
  • Masao Imanishi   as   Principal Onuki
  • Koichi Hayashi   as   Professor Moritsuka
  • Kotaro Tomita   as   Tadokoro
  • Toku Nishio   as   Magawa
  • Koji Kawamura   as   Takeo Haguro
  • Ranko Mizuki   as   Fumi Tozaki
  • Koichi Ueda   as   Gang member
  • Akihiko Nishijima   as   Student
  • Ryo Horikawa, Mikio Ozawa, Koji Miemachi, Masakazu Wakihira, Mikio Shiozaki, Kiyokazu Nemoto, Fumio Niikura, Junichi Nakajima   as   Others
  • Kensho Yamashita   as   Inugami's father (uncredited)[citation needed]
  • Takuya Yuki, Kazuo Imai, Shizuko Azuma   as   Teachers (uncredited)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Horror of the Wolf/Gallery.

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Crest of the Wolf (狼の紋章,   Ōkami no Monshō, literal Japanese title)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • Japan - September 1, 1973

Video releases[edit | edit source]

Toho DVD (2006)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Masashi Matsumoto.
  • Notes: Re-released as "limited price edition" on February 7, 2014, then again as part of the Toho DVD Masterpiece Selection on August 19, 2015.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Japanese Horror of the Wolf trailer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Horror of the Wolf was notable among Toho's films, which were usually family-friendly entertainment films, for featuring strong depictions of violence and sexual situations, giving it the reputation of an exploitation film.[3]
  • Another Wolf Guy film, simply titled Wolf Guy, this time an adaptation of the Adult Wolf Guy novel series, was released by Toei only two years after Horror of the Wolf.
  • Kensho Yamashita, later the director of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, appears uncredited in this film as Inugami's father.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Horror of the Wolf. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Takeshobo 1999, p. 242.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Motoyama et al. 2012, p. 160.
  3. Motoyama et al. 2012, p. 161.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • The Godzilla Chronicles (3rd ed.). Takeshobo. December 1999. ISBN 978-4812405819.
  • Motoyama, Sho; Matsunomoto, Kazuhiro; Asai, Kazuyasu; Suzuki, Nobutaka; Kato, Masashi (28 September 2012). Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works (1st ed.). villagebooks. ISBN 978-4864910132.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)


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